We all hit moments when we feel helpless. I do sometimes. The test is how we react to that feeling. We can either learn from it and move forward or let it drag us down. I remember the days when I felt helpless in Jamaica. I thought that a better life was impossible. As a young girl, there were days when I would rather be dead. I had conversations with God, asking “Why?’ I could not understand why my life was the way it was. One day, after some deep thinking I started imagining what life could be if I was ever to make it. Slowly my imaginations became real. I realize that hope is for the hopeful minded person. My feelings of rejections drove me to think of limitless success.
There are countless successful people who would have never made it if they had succumbed to feelings of helplessness: Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas,” Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a TV anchor in Baltimore for being “too emotionally invested in her stories,” Henry Ford had two failed car companies prior to succeeding with Ford, and Steven Spielberg was rejected by USC’s Cinematic Arts School multiple times. Imagine what would have happened if any of these people had a fixed mindset. They would have succumbed to the rejection and given up hope.
People with a growth mindset don’t feel helpless because they know that in order to be successful, you need to be willing to fail hard and then bounce right back. I failed many times but through each one I learned a great deal. See, Experience is a good teacher, but the evaluation of the experience is the better teacher. Please let me know how I can help you bounce back through training and coaching at www.comtivate.com or http://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/sharonjohnson/Coaching or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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